CGC Journals

 

Anyone Remember Skywald Magazines?

Won this in the recent Pedigree Comics auction. These mags were around for the first half of the 1970s. At the time, many thought of them as the poor man's Warren mags. But since then a cult following has developed for these books, more or less. A bunch of them were up for auction here, which was a surprise, since you rarely see slabbed copies of these turn up on the market. Along with Nightmare, there was also Scream and Psycho. I like the provocative cover on this one. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

04/09/2019

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04/12/2019

 

Swamp Thing #9 Wrightson

Even though I have been focusing on collecting Moore's run, I did find a few Wein/Wrightson issues at a local Half-Price Books. No number 1 or 2 unfortunately, but I did pick up #9. What a great cover. I'm kind of kicking myself for not picking up the other issues now.

FutureFlash

FutureFlash

02/28/2018

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03/28/2018

 

the end is the beginning is the end is the...

OK so this is my first activity on this forum in over 3 years.   Who the heck am I?   Why'd I fall of the forums?   Why am I back out of nowhere with 200 slabs to sell?  Long story short on the slabs... They are all my personal collection that I picked up some years back.  I bought all of them already slabbed, none of them are my own submissions.  So I have no idea if any of them have ever been pressed, but judging by the prevalence of pressing, its likely some have.   I truly do not want to par

Indrid_Cold

Indrid_Cold

04/20/2017

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05/09/2017

 

N.I.C.E. #36 + Mile High Futures #49

This was in February of 1989 and Marvel had just been sold to Ron Perelman's MacAndrews and Forbes for $82 Mil (Taken from Mile High Futures Catalog #49 dated March 1989) Happy days! So you think Chuck would have made better investment spec's this month? Guess again: But if you thought that Chuck ditched Batman because it was a DC property and because DC wasnt sold to Elon Musk, I mean Ron Perelman, for 82 mil. Think again. Needless to say, this was very

Aweandlorder

Aweandlorder

03/24/2018

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03/31/2018

Marvel US Price Font Variations (June 1960 ~ February 1961)

Marvel US Price Font Variations (June 1960 ~ February 1961) Hello Reader  Here is a summary of the Marvel Price Font Variations that I have discovered hiding between the dates of June 1960 and February 1961. If you'd like to know more about them, please click the picture below and you'll be magically transported to the discussion thread in which we talk about them:                          14 Price Font Variation issues are currently confirmed to exist  Here is a de

Get Marwood & I

Get Marwood & I

06/03/2019

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07/04/2020

 

It's Been Awhile...

It's been awhile since my last Journal post. My last post was made May 22, 2015. This is my first journal post under the new format, I haven't decided if I like it or not. It's alot easier to use that's for sure, It reminds of the dashboard in WordPress. I've been collecting on & off over the last 3 years, Meeting media guests on cons & still getting signatures from my favorite artists & writers. Everyone collects differently & I'm a signature kinda guy ( For the most part ). I'v

Ira K

Ira K

04/30/2018

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05/07/2018

 

Grrrr...I'm getting priced out. Think I'll collect Conan and video games

Call this a rant, if you like. Crom and Mitra, but I'm seeing stupid prices on things and it's dam irritating!  Books a little nicer than normal...books I turned my nose up on a couple of decades ago...cost as much as I'm willing to spend on a used car for my soon to be college student daughter.  I just don't know that I can enjoy tying that much money up into something that isn't really the very best and/or that I don't find captivating.  Kudos to you guys who got in early and avoided the tempt

Westy Steve

Westy Steve

06/14/2019

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06/15/2019

 

Hands down, the best Superman gorilla cover ever!

And finally, we have what has to be the greatest of all Superman gorilla covers...or at least the zaniest! Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #98 I mean, c'mon...what's not to love about this one... Jimmy as Tarzan, getting married to a female King Kong in a bridal veil, with the ceremony being performed by Superman, who just happens to be the local witch doctor.  Since he's a witch doctor, he has brought with him his boiling cauldron.  It's good to know they went for at least one as

tomo

tomo

06/23/2017

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06/25/2017

 

Behold..Nemesis Kid!

While I was thumbing through the collection, looking for more odd cover appearances by D-List characters, it turns out there was another one in the wall display that I highlighted a few days ago that started me down this path. In Adventure Comics #346 from July 1966, we are introduced to four new recruits for Legion membership.  But alas, one of them is a traitor! Who could it be? Karate Kid?  Princess Projectra?  Ferro Lad?  Or err...ummm...Nemesis Kid?! Spoilers f

tomo

tomo

08/02/2017

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08/04/2017

The Complete Fantastic Four: UK Weekly: #1 & #2: With Toys! 1977

“The Complete Fantastic Four” was a British (UK) weekly series that ran for thirty-seven issues (September, 1977 to June, 1978).  It was a magazine-size comic with color covers and black and white interior pages, although the comic length was the standard 16-pages (8 wraps).  The first two issues came with enclosed plastic models. I posted the the first two issues (front and back and the toy) below.  I have the full series scanned on my just starting FF web site if you want to check out any

Dan'el

Dan'el

01/08/2020

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01/11/2020

 

First comic store adventure - year 1977 era

MY FIRST COMIC STORE ADVENTURE It was in 1977, sometime in spring season to summer. I had found my first comic book store by accidentally when I was with my dad on his trip to a drug store to buy something there. I must had walked by this comic book store many times before. Yet I did not notice it?? I guess because the drug store had the spinner rack with new comics there, so my focus was kind of direct at this.  Anyway, one day I went with my sister to follow dad into the drug store.

Fan Boy

Fan Boy

11/13/2017

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12/05/2017

 

Frazetta Greatness IV

Just won this gem on ebay. An interesting take on the Kong story. Seven of them actually, in this issue. Frazetta at his best, as is usual with his Warren covers. Like my recently purchased Eerie 7, this is another super tough one to find. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

11/15/2017

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11/24/2017

 

Set Finally Completed!!!!!

At long last ... I've completed my DC Bicentennial Set!  Started almost 10 years ago and I wanted to have a high grade set of the 33 comics that DC published in the summer of 1976 with a red/white/blue banner at the top of the front cover. Most of the copies were easy to find in high grade but as I picked up the issues, the last remaining ones became more and more difficult to find, either as CGC graded or raw. My criteria was simple: nothing less than 9.0 and no worse than Off-White pages.

willybaum

willybaum

11/15/2017

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11/23/2017

The postman always rings twice and forges once?

I wanted to mention something and get your opinion on it. Recently I purchased a CGC Fantastic Four 2 from a trusted seller. I thought I would get this book while I could still afford to buy it. It's a nice looking 3.5 off white to white paged copy.  I asked the seller to send FedEx with adult signature confirmation. Basically an adult 21 and over has to sign for it.  The seller did as I asked and I expected myself or my wife to be home to sign for it. The day it was due my wife had to leav

Rockblazer

Rockblazer

01/26/2019

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01/30/2019

 

Vampirella 9

Won this in the recent Comic Link auction. Planning to concentrate on Marvels and Warren magazines for 2018. This book has a nice double panel cover with artwork by Wally Wood and Boris Vallejo. Also features interior work by Barry Windsor-Smith. Like the Defenders 5 from my previous journal, I got this book for dirt cheap. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

02/02/2018

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04/27/2018

 

Amazing Spider-Man 14

This book belongs to a friend of mine. He wanted me to press and to apply tape where needed to put book back together. I used a total of 1/2 inch x 3/4 inch. I cut into smallest slivers to fix spine area. Book pressed out real nice. 

wolverine180

wolverine180

04/07/2019

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04/09/2019

 

Set up my profile and posted about grades.

Well I set up my profile to start with. I also posted to find out to find out opinions about grading some of these books. I have The Mighty Captain Marvel Ross Variant (CGC 9.8), Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 (CGC 9.4), ASM #238 (CGC 7.5), ASM #252 (CGC 9.0), and ASM #300 (CGC 8.5). However, I do have two PGX Graded Books as well. I have ASM #62 (PGX 7.0) and ASM #121 (PGX 7.5). My wife and I also want to get Feedback on our Batman Adventures #12 and her two Comic Con Variants, Gotham City

Gabbert319

Gabbert319

06/17/2019

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06/17/2019

 

Finishing up with interactive covers

Let's round out this week with one last interactive cover of sorts. Action Comics #388 from May 1970 So what is wrong with this cover?  Let's count 'em up... Krytpo as Streaky One Way road sign pointing up Cosmic Boy's gloves Cosmic Boy's legs are white Saturn Girl's logo Superman wearing glasses Superman has long hair (damn hippy!) Superman has short cape Superman's chest emblem backwards Flash marking on Superm

tomo

tomo

06/30/2017

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07/02/2017

 

My First NEW Journal

Well, I can't seem to get the photo to display correctly, even though it shows correct before uploading, but here is my first new journal attempt. I tried to post earlier today, but the post never showed up...weird. Anyway, thank you to dreamtoreal1 for this sharp looking Iron Fist 14. I'm really looking forward to Ronnylama pressing it and then Chris Claremont signing it at ECCC this year. Hoping it comes back at least 9.2 but sometimes you never know. Hope everyone has a great year! Til n

surfer99

surfer99

01/03/2018

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04/22/2018